Tears of Eden serves the community of survivors who have experienced abuse in the evangelical community. While many of our board members identify as Christian, we are not a faith-based organization claiming affiliation with any doctrine, denomination, or theological viewpoint. We acknowledge each person is on a personal journey. We are all at different places with our faith, church, God, etc. We try to reflect that in our resources and, at the same time, allow our community to be where they are.
ADVOCATES for AWARENESS of WATCHTOWER ABUSES (AAWA) is an international not-for-profit (501c3) educational organization, dedicated to raising awareness about policies of the Watch Tower Society that violate basic human rights. AAWA is also committed to offering help and support to those who are mentally and emotionally afflicted by the Society’s teachings and practices.
Former Jehovah's Witnesses offer online support to those seeking confirmation about their past or current beliefs. It is most difficult for many individuals to cope after waking up to the reality of the real truth about the Jehovah's Witnesses' version of "truth." or for those that have decided to pursue a different path, the shunning is beyond what they can handle. Their mission is to assist individuals in exercising "critical thinking" when examining the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Footsteps is the only organization in the United States providing comprehensive services to people who have chosen to leave their ultra-Orthodox communities and begin new lives. Based in New York, Footsteps provides a range of services, including social and emotional support, educational and career guidance, workshops and social activities, and access to resources.
The Aftermath Foundation exists to help those who want to leave Scientology and the Sea Organization,
but lack a system of support they can rely on while getting on their feet in the outside world.
A website created by former Sea Org members to be used as a resource to those in the Sea Org and Scientology who are questioning what you are observing, for those who are trying to do an honest doubt formula, and for those who are already out as a comprehensive summary of the things OSA doesn't want you to know about.
The best gift you can give The Vashti Initiative and the survivors that we serve is your time. We are seeking volunteers of all backgrounds across the United States. As a virtual non-profit, we can offer unique opportunities to volunteer. Visit the Volunteer page to learn more!